2020 Abakanowicz Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research Fellowship

The Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation (AACCF), in collaboration with the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the first annual Abakanowicz Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research Fellowship.

AACCF was established in 2018 to promote the legacy of Magdalena Abakanowicz and to fund programs that investigate concepts of human creativity, the role of art as a visual language within cultures and a dynamic force within contemporary society, and the intersection of art and other modes of inquiry for the purposes of extending the meaning and relevance of Abakanowicz’s art and its underlying ideas.

Application for the inaugural grant will be extended to 2nd-year fieldwork students in good standing within the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies M.A./Ph.D. specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The fellowship includes an offering of approximately $8,500 total to fund two to three students. Applicants must submit a brief essay outlining the relevance of their fieldwork and research to the mission of the Abakanowicz Arts and Cultural Charitable Foundation (see Selection Criteria) and agree to submit a short report at the end of the fellowship period (Winter 2021). Applicants are encouraged to engage in research about Magdalena Abakanowicz’s life and art. 

All grant application materials (application, essay) must be received in the Office of Alumni Relations by July 3, 2020
by email (alumnirelations@pacifia.edu) or by mail (PGIAA, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 728, Montecito, CA 93108).

Successful applicants will be announced July 15, 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the selection criteria and follow closely the guidelines outlined in the application form.

 

Selection Committee Members are:
Lorraine Warren (lorraine.warren@my.pacifica.edu)
Susan Grelock (susangrelock@gmail.com)
Harry Grammer (harry.grammer@my.pacifica.edu; hgrammer@newearthlife.org)
Hawkins Lewis (clayton.lewis@my.pacifica.edu)
Dianne Travis-Teague (dtravis-teague@pacifica.edu)

CLIE Faculty:
Mary Watkins, Chair (watkinsmarym@gmail.com; mwatkins@pacifica.edu)
Susan James, Co-Chair (sjames@pacifica.edu)


 

About Magdalena Abakanowicz
Selected Articles, and Research
(The following materials are registered by their respective copyright holders and are for grant application reference only.)

Brenson – Abakans

Clarke – Materials Inform Metaphor

Jakubowska – Feminst Revolution

McMullen Museum of Art – Original Visions

Rose – Abakanowicz

Witzling – Voicing Today’s Visions

The artist’s autobiography Fate and Art is currently being reprinted, although it is available for students to review upon request. Please contact Mary Watkins for PDF access information: MWatkins@pacifica.edu

 

About the Abakanowicz Foundation Arts & Culture Grant
The Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation (AACCF or the Foundation) was founded in 2018 and is comprised of a European financial board with an American artistic committee with the mission to: 1) pursue the aim of understanding and promoting, under any shape or form, the art world and legacy of Magdalena Abakanowicz, and; 2) fund programs that investigate concepts of human creativity, the role of art as a visual language within cultures and dynamic force within contemporary society, and the intersection of art and other modes of inquiry for the purposes of extending the meaning and relevance of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s art and its underlying ideas.

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